Resources for working with children, young people and families

As health professionals, how can you increase patient engagement and voice in your work? We deliver guidance on how to involve children and young people in strategic decision making.
Progress+ is our new curriculum for paediatric training, which will roll out in summer 2023. One of its principles is "patients and families are heard". Young people and trainees have shared their thoughts and some case studies.
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"I loved it when my doctor was telling jokes and dancing, it made me laugh and not feel so worried." - Charlotte. Children and young people tell us how you make a difference every day.
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We want to make it easy for you to find out what children and young people using your services think. Take a look at our tried and tested activities - based on a culinary theme.
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Our guides and activities are created with and by children, young people and families. As a patient, they can help you get involved in improving your health service. As a health professional, they can support you to meaningfully involve children and young people in your work.

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Who we are

As the Children & Young People's Engagement team, we work to ensure that the voice of children, young people and families is making a difference in child health and healthcare for young patients.

We coordinate the RCPCH &Us Network with children, young people and familiies.